Lions Club of Manning River Inc

District 201N1, New South Wales, Australia


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    ANZI Pacific Forum - Perth - September 2020

    12 February 2020

    Registration for the ANZI Pacific Forum to be held in Perth, Australia from 11 September 2020 to 13 September is now open.

    Information and registration form may be downloaded by clicking on the following links:
    * Information Pamphlet (PDF - 1.6Mb)
    * Registration Form (PDF- 209Kb)

    Further information is available from:

    Registration forms may be submitted by:

    |      The Registrar
    |      PO Box 435
    |      Freemantle   WA   6959

    OR Email:

    Direct deposit bank details:
    |      BSB 036-308
    |      Account No: 392455
    |      SWIFT Code: WPACAU2S
    |      (If 11 characters required use WPACAU2SXXX)

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    ALF Bushfire Recovery Grants ***NOW AVAILABLE***

    20 January 2020

    ALF Chair PID Tony Benbow OAM, has advised DG Bill Shepherd that ALF funds have been released for assistance to those directly affected by the 2019-2020 Bushfires.

    Forms for Clubs to make an immediate application for assistance to those in your area who may require help. To download the Grant Application Form:
    * PDF Format - Click here
    * PDF Fillable Format - Click here.

    Where possible, please provide the information required, (i.e. quotes, letters of support etc) but if these are not available, and if you are sure the costs/letters of support are genuine, please submit your applications immediately.

    The criteria for seeking a grant is not defined, but we rely upon your discernment in selecting those you consider are in genuine need and require immediate help.

    Please submit your applications to:
    |        PDG Peter Mercer,
    |        146/1 Greenmeadows Drive
    |        PORT MACQUARIE NSW 2444
    |        Email:

    with a copy to:
    |        DG Bill Shepherd – Email:

    DG Bill Shepherd will review and approve each application before making submissions to ALF for Grant Funding.

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    ALF - National Bushfire Appeal - Update - January 2020

    7 January 2020

    Since the last Newsflash issued in November 2019 we have seen the fire situation across Australia increase into catastrophic proportions. All States have been impacted in some way over this extended period with the current situation as at end of December seeing major fires still burning in NSW, Victoria and South Australia. Many are still out of control and we are seeing new areas impacted daily. This situation is not going away in the short term and we are still only early in the summer season.

    Since the National Appeal was established we have received donations from Clubs, businesses and private individuals totalling over $600,000 and we have already disbursed grants to impacted Districts in Queensland ($85K), New South Wales ($160K) and South Australia ($69K) totalling overall to date $312,000.

    With the most recent devastation throughout the South Coast of New South Wales through to areas of East Gippsland in Victoria, more than 500 properties have been lost impacting whole communities. The needs for these areas are significant and support of Lions through the Australian Lions Foundation will recovery assistance to be given. Sadly, a number of lives have been lost including those of Volunteer Fire fighters who have been on the front line fighting these fires. Our thoughts are with all families impacted at this sad time.

    We ask that all Clubs please consider their support for those in our communities who have lost everything.

    Club donations can be made direct to the Foundation as detailed below, but please let all your communities know what Lions are doing and if they wish to donate direct they can do so by using the “GiveNow link” button on the Multiple District Website and the Australian Lions Foundation Website. All public donations received over $2 are tax deductible. Please consider supporting this appeal to help those in need.

    We thank the many clubs who have already donated and this will go directly to assist via the local clubs and their District support mechanisms.

    ALF Account Details:
    |   Account Name: National Appeal Fund
    |   BSB: 036-048
    |   Account No: 440704

    Cheques payable to the Australian Lions Foundation can be sent to:
    |   Treasurer
    |   Australian Lions Foundation
    |   PO Box 278
    |   Melville WA 6956

    Donations to the National Appeal do not qualify for Award credits as the funds go directly to the affected areas and are not held by the Foundation.

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    District Newsletter - November-December 2019 - NOW AVAILABLE

    5 January 2020

    The District Newsletter is now available. To download click here.

    Visit the Newsletter page for past editions.

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    Australian Lions Foundation - Awareness Week - 18-24 November 2019

    2 December 2019

    Thank you to those Clubs and individual members who supported the ALF Awareness Week. A total of $6,217.40 was raised.

    23 October 2019

    Australian Lions Foundation Awareness Week will be held from 18th November to 24th November 2019.

    Support your Foundations by giving a tenner to ALF and organise an event to promote the Australian Lions Foundation.

    The Awareness Week will
    * be a great opportunity for Clubs to showcase “their Foundation” and to help raise some additional funds;
    * provide an opportunity for Clubs to organise an event (in any form) with the funds raised being donated direct to the Foundation as an undesignated donation;
    * enable Clubs to provide details of what they have achieved in their local area with the assistance of the Foundation at such an event; and
    * enable funds raised to be credited to the Club for future awards that they may wish to make and for funding future grants.

    Download the letter and poster - click here.

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    Lions District 201N1 - District Convention - Nambucca Heads

    20 October 2019

    Congratulations to the Lions Club of Urunga, and those clubs that assisted, in hosting a very successful District Convention being in Nambucca Heads. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the Convention and hospitality extended to the Lions, Lionesses, Leos and guests.

    Photos from the Convention are available from (Click here) courtesy of Julie Fleck, Tamworth Peel Valley Lions Club.

    The 2020 Convention will be hosted by the Lions Club of Tamworth in Tamworth during October 2020.

    Results of the elections for 2020/21 were:

    District Governor Elect - Kevin Thornton - Manning River Lions Club
    First Vice District Governor Elect - Robin Parker - Maclean Lions Club
    Second Vice District Governor Elect - Grahame McEwan - Coffs Harbour Pacific City Lions Club

    John Muller - LionsOnOz Lions Club - was nominated by the District as a candidate for the position of International Director Constitutional Area 7 for 2020-2022.

    Maclean Lions Club was successful in their nomination to host the 2021 District Convention.

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    Recycle for Sight - Tamworth Peel Valley Lions Club

    4 October 2019

    Tamworth Peel Valley Lions Club is holding a working bee over the long weekend (5-7 October 2019) and has put out a call for volunteers. Please click on the attached link to view Prime Television News clip on this important project.

    The clip features Lion Julie and Lion Mike of the Tamworth Peel Valley Lions Club discussing the project.

    View news article - Click here.

    Thank you to Tamworth Peel Valley Lions Club for sharing this publicity.

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    myLion - Youtube available to assist Clubs to report activity

    8 August 2019

    Lions Clubs International has prepared a video to assist Clubs to report past activities - Click here to view the video.

    Further support & videos are available on the District's myLion page -

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    myLion Support & Resources

    2 August 2019

    MyLion Support & Resources are NOW available on the District's Website -

    Resources include:
    * Register for myLion (Lions Clubs International Universal Login) - required to access myLion
    * Support Notes (including technical issues and guidance on reporting service activities, fundraising & meetings)
    * Cabinet Officer contact details for support; and
    * myLion videos (prepared by Lions Clubs International)

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    New Lions Year - DG Bill Shepherd

    1 July 2019

    Welcome to the 2019-2020 Lions Year. We wish DG Bill Shepherd the very best for a successful year.

    Congratulations to IPDG David Emanuel on his achievements over the past year.

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    We're on Facebook

    Lions District is on Facebook !!! To follow what is happening in our District please like our Facebook page

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    The Leo Connection

    A mine of information on Leo Clubs and how to Charter a new Leo Club in your town.

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National news

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    Oz-Clubhouse Clean up needs YOU!

    Thanks for using Oz-Clubhouse but our server is groaning under the weight.

    We'd like your support in deleting old files, including documents,images and videos. Please have a look around your site for very old materials that can now be deleted!

    Executive Officer

    Rob Oerlemans

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    Beware e-mail scams targetting Lions

    Lions should be aware of common e-mail and social media scams targeting club members. Sadly, some of our members have been targeted with these scams.

    For more information follow this link.

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    Lions Hearing Dogs on WinTV!

    Head on over to the Lions Australia Facebook page to check out this nice story on WinTV Canberra about our Hearing Dogs


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    Our new TV advertisment launched #morethansausages

    It's here! We are very proud to announce the new Lions Australia television campaign - #MoreThanSausages.

    It showcases the breadth of work Lions do in our communities, helping real people through disaster relief and recovery, medical research, youth programs and more. Lions Serve - more than sausages!

    Follow the link to see our video and find out more!

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    Attention All Lions OZ Clubhouse Webmasters

    The "Text Instructions" for webmasters of Lions OZ Clubhouse websites have been updated as at 29th December and can be found by clicking on the attachment below or by clicking on the website link.

    Your MD201, OZ Clubhouse Webmaster, Lion Graham, recommends that all club webmasters review the revised instructions.

    If you have any queries, Graham can be contacted by email which you will find in the website link below.

    Attachment: Oz-Clubhouse-Instructions-Revised-29th-December-2015.pdf

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